Nathan Winslow is credited with being one of the reasons why Portland was home t
Nathan Winslow is credited with being one of the reasons why Portland was home to a prosperous food processing industry during the second half of the 19th century. Winslow, a blacksmith, experimented with canning food in the 1840s, and eventually opened canning plants in Westbrook and Portland, with offices in San Francisco and Australia. James Phinney Baxter followed Winslow's lead, and his Portland Packing Company was so profitable it allowed him to retire at age 50 to a life of scholarship and politics.
Canning industry, Food processing, James Phinney Baxter, Nathan Winslow
Curtis, Wayne, "Nathan Winslow is credited with being one of the reasons why Portland was home t" (1994). Maine News Index – Casco Bay Weekly. 159.
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